Get their attention by getting
inside their heads
Taking affordable footwear to the next level
Affordable footwear makes up a rather bland category in Denmark. But that’s no place for Bianco shoes who have always insisted on standing out through socially relevant ads. The objective was to create an awareness campaign that would emotionally resonate by offering a new insight into people’s lives, and this way increase consideration rate.
Insight: We’re stuck in life, when we are stuck in our heads.
During our initial research, we found that most people tend to overthink situations to such a degree that it holds them back in life. We analyse, ruminate, and think the same thoughts on repeat. Bianco wanted to challenge this trend, as it has more than likely been fueled, in part, by the fashion industry
The conversation that never happened
In a film set entirely within the confines of a lift, we follow two people who fall in love in each other, without the other ever knowing. We gain insight into their thoughts by way of subtitles. They plot and scheme ways to break the ice, without ever opening their mouths. And that quickly becomes the central conflict. Their overthinking holds them from acting on their desires. The film is an intimate, and often awkward, portrait of thoughts standing in the way of moving ahead.
With a nearly 5-minute-long hero video as the absolute centerpiece, this campaign was set to engage emotionally through social media, supplied by a few magazine ads and in-store materials.
Rarely do people call for a sequel to an ad, but in this case they did. The hero film was only allocated a media budget for Denmark and Norway, but it managed to travel much further on its own.
- 16.9 million video views on Facebook and YouTube (50% stayed all 5 minutes)
- 430,000 reactions
- Shared more than 180,000 times on Facebook alone
- Organic reach on Bianco’s own Facebook posts amounted to 23%
Awards & Recognition
Cannes Lions 2019
Epica Awards 2019
Webby Awards 2020
Clio Awards 2019
The Lovie Award 2019
The True Award 2019
Creative Circle 2020